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Warbler Cavort 2005
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2/12/05 - Serious planning begins
2/23/05 - Kirtland's Warbler Tour reservations made.
2/28/05 - Daily activity planning worked on and distributed to participants
2/28/05 - Agreement reached to make this a five day adventure
3/31/05 - Motel reservations made in Mio, Michigan
5/4/05 - Booked motels for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights
5/24/04 - Final planning begins
Drive to the Mio, Michigan and participate in a tour to view the Kirtland's warbler on breeding grounds. Drive home.
Details. Last revised 5/25/05Final plan (Revised 6/13/05 to reflect the actual trip)
Flourtown area at 5:00 am. Drive to Shiawassee
NWR near Saginaw MI (675 miles 9.5 hours) arriving about 2:30 pm.
Bird the NWR (walking trails).
Up and out early.
Participate in the
7 am Kirtland's
Warbler Tour at the Mio MI Ranger Station.
Up and out early
Up and out early
We will be on the road by early Monday morning. We will be getting on westbound PA Turnpike. There will be coffee and things at the rest stops.
We will be stopping as necessary. Feel free to bring lunch for the first day, but we will be stopping.
Dinners will be at "birder casual" restaurants.
Bert, Karl - double room
Bill - single room
Connie - single room
Jane - single room
Gas, Tolls, etc.
Since this is a “shared expenses trip” we will keep track of tolls, gas, parking, etc. After the trip we will figure out each person’s share. Individuals will pay for their rooms and food as we go.
Weather Contingency Plan
We are going.
Spring time birding in the Michigan area can have cool temperatures. Be flexible.
Prepare for bugs.
This is not a scope intensive trip. Bert, Connie and Karl are planning on bring scopes. Jane and Bill can if they want their own
Sunrise / Sunset
For central Michigan on 5/30/05 (All times EDT)
Begin civil twilight - 5:22 am
Sunrise - 5:58 am
Sunset - 9:16 pm
End civil twilight - 9:52 am
Bert will remove one of his back seats. This will create more room in the van. Pack in soft sided units. They will pack better.
A check list will made up and we will do the traditional compilation each evening.
Feel free to bring cassettes or CDs for the ride. Bert has hours and hours of music on his iPod (Consider yourself warned!).
If you have any questions - ask.
The Huron Manistee National Forest
Kirtland's Warblers Tours Press Release
Weather / Road Conditions